do u name drop when selling birds and is it wrong not to ?

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  1. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do u name drop when selling birds and is it wrong not to
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If I was selling a bird that I hatched, and somebody asked what lines were in my flock/what lines I started with, I would tell them, but I would not advertise it. If I was selling a bird that I purchased/hatched from another breeder, I would tell anybody interested that this bird is not from my stock and if they wanted to know who's stock its from i'd let them know.

    I can't stand when I see people selling hatching eggs/birds and using the another breeders name to sell chicks/eggs from their birds.
     
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  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:see that how i am
    what about when they buy hatching eggs from u and the get a not so great baby and name drop? not saying u personaly but for example
    or when im showing off my birds on byc should i put the breeder name under each pic
     
  4. YB192004

    YB192004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:see that how i am
    what about when they buy hatching eggs from u and the get a not so great baby and name drop? not saying u personaly but for example
    or when im showing off my birds on byc should i put the breeder name under each pic

    There is no way for a seller to guarantee the quality of the bird when you or who ever buy eggs or chick from them, due to the fact that not all hatchlings from the same parents make the cut as SQ. Its one of the reason why most serama breeders do not sell eggs or chicks. You don't have to put the breeder name when you show off your bird unless someone ask you.
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:see that how i am
    what about when they buy hatching eggs from u and the get a not so great baby and name drop? not saying u personaly but for example
    or when im showing off my birds on byc should i put the breeder name under each pic

    There is no way for a seller to guarantee the quality of the bird when you or who ever buy eggs or chick from them, due to the fact that not all hatchlings from the same parents make the cut as SQ. Its one of the reason why most serama breeders do not sell eggs or chicks. You don't have to put the breeder name when you show off your bird unless someone ask you.

    thanks
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:There is no way for a seller to guarantee the quality of the bird when you or who ever buy eggs or chick from them, due to the fact that not all hatchlings from the same parents make the cut as SQ. Its one of the reason why most serama breeders do not sell eggs or chicks. You don't have to put the breeder name when you show off your bird unless someone ask you.

    thanks

    There is no way to guarantee what quality chicks will hatch from the eggs. You may get some great birds and/or some not-so-great birds from hatching eggs. Every breeder out there gets culls. I also don't think its right for others to take credit for a bird, when the bird was not bred by them.
     
  7. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    When advertising I generally write "These are not Hatchery Quality chicks" As stated in above post I will tell the buyer what lines my chickens are from, if asked.
     
  8. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    Quote:see that how i am
    what about when they buy hatching eggs from u and the get a not so great baby and name drop? not saying u personaly but for example
    or when im showing off my birds on byc should i put the breeder name under each pic

    There is no way for a seller to guarantee the quality of the bird when you or who ever buy eggs or chick from them, due to the fact that not all hatchlings from the same parents make the cut as SQ. Its one of the reason why most serama breeders do not sell eggs or chicks. You don't have to put the breeder name when you show off your bird unless someone ask you.

    this...


    but when asked, i let them know... most of the time, they don't know what i'm talking about anyways... so the names just confuse them more... LOL... but they ask... i guess they want to know if they are hatchery quality or not...
     
  9. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I think there is a difference between name dropping and just mentioning what lines your birds are from.
     
  10. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    what bugs me more is when i see them posted on ebay.classifieds and they say that they are from "someone's" lines... but in fact, i know who they got them from and what birds they are selling... i wish i could stand there and tell them that he's lying... but yeah... name dropping is horrible and annoying... the proof is in the birds, and that's all that should matter... if you know names, you should be able to tell a good bird from eachother...


    also, you should know that eggs aren't always gonna give you great birds...
     

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